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Howard Appoints Distinguished Alumnus to Board of Trustees

WASHINGTON (January 31, 2011) - Alumnus Reed V. Tuckson, MD, FACP, one of the nation's preeminent physicians, was named to the Howard University Board of Trustees.

Tuckson is the executive vice president and chief of medical affairs at UnitedHealth Group in Minnetonka, Minn. He works with all of the company's business units to improve the quality and efficiency of health services provided to 75 million members.

"The contemporary challenges confronting our nation in general, and African Americans in particular, require innovative, informed and comprehensive solutions," Tuckson said. "Howard University has the opportunity to make a profound difference, and I want to be part of it."

Tuckson is a graduate of Howard University (B.S. '73). He earned his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine and completed Residency and Fellowship programs in Internal Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

He is an active member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. Tuckson, a sought-after expert in his field, serves on the Advisory Committee to the Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Institute of Medicine's Board on Health Sciences Policy. He was featured on the cover of Black Enterprise in February 2009 and selected as Modern Healthcare/Modern Physician 50 Most Powerful Physician Executives in Healthcare in 2009 and 2010. He was recently ranked #8 on Uptown Professional magazine's list of Top Executives.
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Howard University is a private, research university that is comprised of 12 schools and colleges. Founded in 1867, students pursue studies in more than 120 areas leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Since 1998, the University has produced two Rhodes Scholars, two Truman Scholars, a Marshall Scholar, 21 Fulbright Scholars and 11 Pickering Fellows. Howard also produces more on campus African-American Ph.D. recipients than any other university in the United States. For more information on Howard University, call 202-238-2330, or visit the University's Web site at
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